Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
October 20, 2002
Dawson- Robert Albritten is in trouble again, and just weeks before voters decide if he will continue to be the Dawson mayor.
Albritten already faces a 28 count indictment in Dougherty County. He is charged with 19 counts of insurance fraud and nine counts of forgery for fraudulently taking out life insurance policies on the sick and elderly and collecting the money when they died.
Last night, Albritten caused an accident that sent Carolyn Griggs, of Dawson, to the hospital with minor injuries. When police responded to the wreck, they found damage to Griggs' Mitsubishi, Albritten's company van, and a mayor who had alcohol in his system.
His intoxilyzer test read .16, which is twice the legal limit. Dawson police arrested Albritten and charged him with following too closely and DUI. He was bonded out and is set to go before a judge December second.
When we called his house this morning and asked him if he was in an accident, he said "not to my knowledge."
For now Robert Albritten continues to hold his seat as the mayor of Dawson and in two weeks he will know if he'll serve another term.
Albritten could go to trial for the fraud and forgery charges before the end of the year.